Turkey includes 9 chemical restrictions in toy regulation

On 1 April 2017, Turkey Ministry of Custom released Gazette No. 30025 to amend Turkish toy regulation in the interest of clarity, and also include 9 restrictions for toys. It is noted that the new toy regulation published in October 2016 aligns with EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The amendments to Turkish toy safety are as below: 1. Expands the scope of nickel exemption Substance Category Permitted use Nickel CMR2 In toys or toy components made of stainless steel In toy components which are intended to conduct an electric current 2. Includes 9 restrictions for toys which are intended for children under 36 months and in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth: SN Substance CAS NO Limit Value Date of Applicability Remarks 1 TCEP 115-96-8 5 mg/kg (content limit) 04/04/2017 In line with (EU) 2014/79/EU 2 TCPP 13674-84-5 5 mg/kg (content limit) 04/04/2017 3 TDCP 13674-87-8 5 mg/kg (content limit) 04/04/2017 4 Bisphenol A 80-05-7 0.1 mg/L (migration limit) 04/04/2017 TS EN 71-10, TS EN 71-11 In line with (EU) 2014/81/EU 5 * Formamide 75-12-7 20 ?g/m3 (emission limit) after a maximum of 28 days from commencement of the emission testing of foam toy materials containing more than 200 mg/kg (cut-off limit based on content) 24/05/2017 Foam toy materials In line with(EU) 2015/2115 6 *1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (BIT) 2634-33-5 5 mg/kg (content limit) 24/05/2017 Aqueous toy materials TS EN 71-10?TS EN 71-11 In line with(EU) 2015/2116 7 *reaction mass of: 5-chloro-2- methyl-4-isothiazolin- 3-one [EC no. 247-500-7] and 2-methyl-2H -isothiazol-3-one [EC no. 220-239-6] (3:1) 55965-84-9 1 mg/kg (content limit) 24/05/2017 Aqueous toy materials In line with(EU) 2015/2117 8 * 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazolin-3(2H)-one (CMI) 26172-55-4 0,75 mg/kg (content limit) 24/05/2017 9 * 2-methylisothiazolin-3(2H)-one (MI) 2682-20-4 0,25 mg/kg (content limit) 24/05/2017 The four restrictions (TCEP, TCPP, TDCP and BPA) come into operation in 21 December 2015. In Turkish toy regulation, the four restrictions become applicable from 4 April 2017. The applicability date of other five restrictions in the list aligns with that of the EU Safety Directive.

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